NASA’s Perseverance rover has been hit by 100 ‘dust devils’ on Mars

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By Jonathan O’Callaghan

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover


NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, encountered 100 particulate devils successful its archetypal 90 days connected Mars aft landing successful February.

Small whirlwinds connected Mars, known arsenic vortices, aren’t uncommon. They tin beryllium tens of metres wide and respective kilometres high, with upwind speeds upwards of 100 kilometres per hour. Many person been detected by different missions connected Mars, specified arsenic the Curiosity rover and InSight lander.

If these vortices assistance up Martian dust, they tin signifier alleged particulate devils – dusty columns towering into …

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